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is really now about to begin. senator dianne feinstein is making good on her vow to take action. she's about to unveil her tough new bill. the provisions include bans on military-styled assault weapons to be defined in this bill as well. bans on semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns, a strengthening of the 1994 ban which, by the way, if you didn't know, senator feinstein authored the 1994 bill that expired in 2004. also, bans on magazines that hold more than ten rounds. again, those are just the highlights. there's plenty more, though. the senator's move follows president obama's push for much stronger gun control measures and, of course, new york state's new gun control law which is now the toughest in the nation and signed into law by andrew cuomo last month. we're covering all aspects of senator feinstein's new bill. dana bash has been following this. she's going to join our crime and justice correspondent. first to you, dana, on capitol hill, theatrics are often times discussed as part of the problem when discussing the military-style assault weapons in the first place and there w
dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shotguns, fitted with for example detachable magazines and having at least one characteristic that the c
on the agenda. dianne feinstein of california offered her legislation this week to ban assault weapons but the turnout at a gun control rally yesterday in d.c. was tepid, and democrats are hedging on this. is anything really going to get done on this issue? >> i think something will get done but the idea of assault weapons ban may be an overreach, not just because there are a number of republicans, most republicans who oppose it, there are democrats, many as many as a dozen, who live in states that have gun cultures, guns part of growing up, hunting along with fishing and along with, you know, target shooting is a part of the lifestyle and there are democrats -- democratic senators there who want, in fact, to be re-elected so to reflect their state, they are looking at some of this and saying it can't go that far. we will see what happens. i will say that i think the thing that i hear the most about from both sides is universal background checks. that is expanding background checks to gun shows, et cetera, when there is a sale of a weapon. >>> it appears chuck hagel will be confirmed a
to the debate over gun droll. senator dianne feinstein laid out her case for banning military-style rifles on cnn's "state of the union" today. she says the nra maybe the dominant gun group but most of the country sides with curbing assault weapons and violence. >> i think you reached a point, as i said earlier, that enough is enough. do military-style assault weapons belong on our streets? and the answer, according to the mayors, chiefs of police, according to the largest police organization in the world is absolutely no. >> but republican congressman marsha blackburn has a different view about gun control. >> we need to be looking at the root causes. some of these psychotropic drug and let this not be the weapon. let's talk about some of the root issues. i understand the senator's passion for this. but i have to tell you, an assault ban is not the answer to helping keep people safe. >> in an interview with the new "republic" magazine, president obama says gun owners will not be forgotten in the ongoing debate. the president said he has "profound for hunting that dates back for generation
the nra remains the biggest obstacle to passing a ban on assault-style rifles. dianne feinstein speaks with cannily crowley. >> they come after you, put money down to defeat you. >> her proposal faces what she called an uphill fight, but she said she's confident she can get it to the senate floor for a vote. so let's talk more with cnn contributor lz granderson and ann. hello to you. thank you, guys. we haven't spoken in quite a while. the president is scheduled to make a speech on imgation reform and republican congressman paul ryan says he thinks this is one issue where the two parties can make a deal. here's what he said this morning. >> i think there are republicans and democrats that can come together with a good solution to make sure that this problem is fixed once and for all, and i think those rubio principles do a really good job of adhering to the founding principles, respecting the ruling law and for those who came here for a better life. >> is this an idea that's come? >> i absolutely think so. i think it's been played tra strategical strategically. marco roubio who's part
. . >>> welcome. i'm don lemon. game on. the battle over gun control is kicking into high gear. dianne feinstein stood near this wall of guns flanked by police officers as she unveiled a tough bill that would ban assault weapons. the new bill would ban more than 100 specific models of firearms. semi automatic weapons with detachable magazines and high capacity magazines that use more than ten rounds of ammunition. lawmakers say the time to act is now. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these shootings is each gunman used a semi automatic assault weapon or large capacity ammunition magazines. >> i hope, i pray, and i believe that this horror in newtown, connecticut is our wake up call. our call as americans to act and to act now. what happened in newtown on december 14th, 2012 was an unspeakable tragedy. but what happens now? that is up to us. >> that last speaker was new congresswoman elizabeth etsy. the bill faces big hurdles. the nra staunchly opposes the bill. the cover of the journal reads siege a
and democrats took to the air waves today. democratic senator dianne feinstein laid out her case for banning military-style rifles on cnn's "state of the union" today. >>> gun shows this weekend saw increased traffic. those selling guns are finding more and more customers and some of the buyers are complaining that vendors taking advantage of the situation by raising prices. >>> that arctic blast, it isn't over yet. parts of the midwest and northeast are being slammed with a mixture of freezing rain and snow, icy roads and poor visibility are making travel dangerous. and the cold weather will continue into the workweek with some areas in northeast getting light snow. >>> some scary moments for a group of 50 hikers in arizona. they got trapped in raging waters while trying to cross a river. police rushed to the scene after getting a flood of 911 calls and spent hours trying to locate them. officials say it was a challenge to find them all but eventually, all those hikers were rescued. >>> action could be taken soon on one of the most controversial elms of immigration reform. we will tell you
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, which was introduced by california senator dianne feinstein, reinstates the ban that expired in 2004. the bill also restricted ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less. the senator admits, though, it's going to be a tough battle. >> if anyone asked today can you win this, the answer is we don't know. it's so uphill. there is one great hope out there, and that is you because you are stronger than the gun lobby. >> it's also another problem. a growing backlash among some members of the law enforcement community. they say they will not uphold any gun control laws they find unconstitutional. south carolina's sheriff al canon is one of those. he joins us live now. good morning, sir. >> good morning, carol. how are you? >> i'm good. thank you for joining us. how would you characterize dianne feinstein's bill? >> scary. very scary. >> why is that? >> well, because -- and she says that over time it's her goal to eliminate certain types of weapons. i think that's very scary and a slippery slope. i've not seen the list of firearms that she has elaborated on, but i think that -- i personally
of these towns were scenes of mass shootings last year. california senator dianne feinstein is trying to prevent such shootings. she's introduced legislation that would ban certain types of military style assault weapons and high capacity ammunition. new york's police commissioner though, ray kelly, says while he applauds dianne feinstein and what she's doing, he told cbs' "face the nation" handguns are even bigger problems in cities like his. >> a lot was eliminated last year. but what we know is that he wasn't motivated for this person. "inspire" magazine in which he was the prime mover behind, the magazine or this is the article that he read that justified to him the killing of children -- the killing of women. >> the problem really is concealable handguns. only 2% of the people that we've arrested for guns in the last two years have had assault weapons. we don't want them on the streets. make no mistake about it. but the problem is the handgun. 60% of the murders in new york city are caused by handguns. >> white house correspondent brianna keilar joins me now. with feinstein's bill focusing
almost six weeks after the shooting rampage that took place in newtown, connecticut. senator dianne feinstein announced new legislation to impose a ban on military-style guns. on display next to them several weapons that would be banned under the bill including semi-automatic rifles like the one used in newtown shooting. feinstein's measure would also limit ammunition magazines to ten rounds or less. she insists the bill will not affect hunters. >> it will not affect hunting or sporting firearms. the bill protects hunters and sports men by protecting 2,200 specifically named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes. >> feinstein's measure is an update to the assault weapons ban that she introduced in 1994 and expired ten years later. this measure is expected to face some pretty strong opposition in congress, as well. >>> he is a diplomatic trouble shooter and distinguished senator. john kerry is on track to become america's next top diplomat. today the senate foreign relation's committee began a hearing on the nomination to become secretary of state. senator ron johnson brought
california democrat dianne feinstein's plan. yesterday she introduced a bill that would ban more than 150 types of assault weapons along with certain types of gun magazines. the nra's response was immediate. the group says, quote, the american people know gun bans do not work. and we are confident congress will reject senator feinstein's wrong-headed approach. cnn talked to a south carolina sheriff who called senator feinstein's bill scary and says he will not enforce any federal gun ban that he sees as unconstitutional. >> another element that i strongly disagree with is the idea that somehow or another this is going to prevent the kind of violence that -- that everybody is concerned about. i think there is some practical problems associated with things like the magazine capacity. but i will tell you that i think that much of this is taking advantage of our grief, and people's general lack of information and understanding about firearms in general. >> senator feinstein's bill, it is the most ambitious piece of gun violence legislation that has been put forward since december's school mas
between the political parties here, but two familiar opponents. you have senator dianne feinstein of california, who just a couple of days ago, introduced this assault weapons ban legislation. and wayne lapierre, the nra's executive vice president. these two will face one another wednesday during a senate judiciary hearing, according to the website, called what should america do about gun violence. but, it will feel like debate deja vu for capitol hill watchers because those two run opposite sides, this was back in the early 1990s when this first assault weapons ban passed. that, as you know, has since expired. their arguments are coming back to life. we went into the archive and found feinstein and lapierre from two decades ago. >> you also, at some point, have got to say, enough is enough. otherwise when the nra will not say that you should not permit the civilian sale of bazookas, what we're talking about is a weapon crafted for war, that floats around the streets of our cities, that puts our police in a position of being outgunned by the bad guys, that has kids killing kids wi
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